Blog - Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Student Projects – The Best Part of My Job!

EDIT – The 2018 KAL is Harbor Springs. On sale in July, casts on in Sept.

In two weeks my newest Video KAL, Costa Maya will kick off and I’ll get to see all your work. I love seeing your progress with pictures online, but nothing beats meeting you all in person and seeing your projects.

So today, an ode to all the amazing knitters who have been kind enough to share your talents with me. I can’t WAIT to see what you come up with next!

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How Many stitches have i bound off

Tuesday Tip – Keeping Track of Bind Off

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Over the years I’ve talked a lot about “Reading Your Knitting”, as well as knitting tricks to make your life easier. I’ve written about how to keep track of your rows, how to keep track of your cast on, how to keep track of your cable rows, today’s “how to keep track of” is is about your bind off.

It’s happened to all of us, we are binding off a bunch of stitches and suddenly wonder, “how many have I done?”

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Win a Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Class Package!!

Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and you could WIN a class package in the Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Raffle!

Join me in Chicago! I’m giving away one Second City Sampler Package featuring one class, one lecture and a 3-day Marketplace ticket, valued at $110. This prize is good for one year past issue. 

and . . . EVERYONE who enters the raffle will be sent a promo code for 10% off my classes (or a class package), and a code for 50% off the market place just for entering the

Vogue Knitting Live Chicago Raffle

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Spring 2018 Teaching Events

I’m getting ready for Costa Maya, my next Video KAL / Sweater class (filming like mad), and I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Upcoming Spring Knitting Events

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Costa Maya Knit-Along (KAL)

Welcome to Costa Maya Knit-Along (KAL)!

It’s time for the Spring Knit-Along!!! I am so excited to start another KAL on my Ravelry group. You asked for it, so you got it . . .  A CARDIGAN!!! There will be tons of teaching and fun, prizes and a great garment! During the KAL period you get the full sweater class for just $1 over the price of the pattern!!!  There will be HOURS of video tutorials, and modification documents to help you every step of the way.

Use Promo code: CostaKAL During the pre-sale period before Feb 26 and get 10% off!

After May 8 the pattern alone will be $8, the KAL – sweater class versions (with all the how tos, video tutorials, and modification notes) will be $14.

Learn More & Buy Now

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Time for Some Selfish Knitting

Welcome to 2018!! We made it through the holidays, all of our gift projects are (hopefully) off our needles and in the hands of their recipients, and we’re settling in to what looks to be a rough winter ahead. Don’t you deserve a little reward? Why not spend a little time on some “me knitting?”

Sweaters are the filet mignon of knitting patterns. They’re staples that can add tons of versatility to your wardrobe, they come in so many shapes, textures, and styles that there’s always something new to learn, and they can be as challenging or mindless as you want! This winter, curl up by the fire with a glass of wine and a classic new sweater to be! Need some inspiration to get you going? Here are some of my favorite sweater patterns!

 

Sweater Pattern Round Up

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Rising Spades KAL Wrap Up (sweaters and prizes oh my!)

It was a busy fall / holiday season . . . not all finished, but hundreds of knitters picked up their pointy sticks a few months ago to begin another KAL / Sweater class, Rising Spades. In November we got to see what the knitters were up to. The KAL winners have been chosen and awarded!

If you are feeling inspired, Rising Spades KAL Sweater class + pattern comes with over 2 1/2 hours of video tutorials, all the sweater modifications and knitting how tos for only will be $14.00!!

Through it all, the help and support of every knitter on the Ravelry group was always there. Over 2100 amazing knitters let every first time sweater knitter know . . . they were not alone!

Never too late to jump into any sweater class, as the videos (embedded in the pattern) never expire, and the message boards stay live forever.

Now it’s time to discuss

Rising Spades KAL Final PRIZES

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Grape Leaf Mittens & Hat

Down to the Wire: Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Knit and Craft from Yarn

We’ve all been there. The holiday party/family get-together/office potluck is rapidly approaching, and you realize that you’re short a gift for someone. The WORST!! Well don’t lose hope, I’ve got some ideas for gifts that you can turn out in record time but will still give your gift recipient a heartfelt and handmade treasure!

7 Gifts You Can Make Last-Minute

1) The Grape Leaf Hat & Mitten Set

From now until the end of December, you can get my brand new pattern, the Grape Leaf Hat, along with the matching mitten pattern, in a set! A fun and fast knit, this grape leaf lace pattern works up into a sturdy fabric that will keep heads and hands warm in the winter months! I’ll even throw in 10% off the set with promo code: grapeleafholiday

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